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First look at the new Microsoft Photos app for Windows 10 Mobile

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New photo editing tools will be available soon for Windows mobile

Along with the Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft introduced many new features to the Photos app on PCs, but the new version of the app was not available for phones, at least not for the general public. But now it seems that Microsoft is ready to update the mobile version of Photos, bringing the new look and features to Windows 10 Mobile.

Here is the first look at Microsoft Photos, thanks to the guys at Aggiornamenti Lumia. Microsoft has changed the home layout of the app. As you can see from the screenshots below, the UI is the same as that on PCs, but adapted to smaller screens.

The images in the camera roll are displayed in two ways, according to their orientation. For example, landscape images occupy an entire row, while portrait photos are displayed three per line. Additionally, the command menu has been re-positioned from the bottom right to the top right, allowing you to refresh, create an album, select, open settings or send feedback.

There are new photo editing tools for Windows 10 Mobile in addition to Crop & Rotate, grouped into two categories: Enhance and Adjust. You can let the phone automatically improve the photo with a single tap, or apply one of many filters: Original, Sauna, Neo, Slate, Rouge, Sunscreen and others.

The Adjust section will allow you to tweak contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, clarity, warmth, color. You can also fix red eyes or spot fix. Another new feature for Windows Photos is the ability to draw on images.

There is no information on whether or when all these improvements will be available to the general public, but they should be released to Windows Insiders for feedback before an official roll out. Stay tuned!